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  • Netanyahu says U.S. must up the ante on Iran

    By Jared Sichel

    2 hours ago

    With every seat plus standing room filled in the House chamber on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s highly anticipated and much-debated speech on a potential nuclear deal between the United States and Iran did not reveal new information about the...

  • Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?

    3 hours ago

    Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down.

    When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forced to lead Mordechai though the streets of Shushan, saying, “This is what is done...

  • Is Bibi a mansplaining Orientalist?

    3 hours ago

    Is Bibi a mansplainer?

    Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, all but said so after Netanyahu’s Congress speech Tuesday:

    As one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s...

  • Bibi, you’re no Moses

    By Rob Eshman

    4 hours ago

    So, he spoke.

    And while his rhetoric soared, his ideas sank.

    He gave us a thousand reasons why the deal whose details he may not know is a flawed one. He gave us not a single pragmatic better option.

    Not one.

    And life, they say, is not about what’s ideal. It’s about what’s...

  • Pelosi: Netanyahu speech ‘insult to the intelligence of the United States’

    5 hours ago

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress nearly brought her to tears because it insulted the intelligence of the United States.

    In a statement issued soon after Netanyahu’s March 3 speech, Pelosi (D-Calif.) emphasized...

  • Zionist Union’s Herzog: Netanyahu speech won’t affect Iran deal

    5 hours ago

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief political rival in the upcoming Israeli elections said the prime minister’s speech before the U.S. Congress will have no effect on the Iran nuclear deal being negotiated.

    “There is no doubt that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows how to deliver a...

  • Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

    5 hours ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that paved the way to a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing the depth of a U.S.-Israeli rift.

    Delivering dueling messages...

  • Kerry visits Riyadh to soothe fears of stronger Iran under nuclear deal

    6 hours ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Riyadh this week to try to reassure King Salman that any nuclear deal with Iran will be in Saudi interests, despite the kingdom's fears that it may boost Tehran's backing for Shi'ite Muslim groups in the region.

    Convincing Saudi Arabia to...

  • Netanyahu’s speech to Congress gets mixed reception in Israel

    6 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have made an argument that many Israelis support in warning Congress on Tuesday about a potential nuclear deal with Iran, but critics asked whether it was worth the widening rift with the White House.

    The address was broadcast live on...

  • Bibi to Congress: Don’t be suckers

    By David Suissa

    7 hours ago

    As I watched from the press gallery in Congress on Tuesday morning as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu let loose with a cry of the heart, one thought kept popping up: If Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is watching this, he must be very, very happy that he’s not...

  • Iran: Netanyahu speech to U.S. Congress on Tehran’s nuclear work ‘boring and repetitive’

    7 hours ago

    Iran on Tuesday rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the U.S. Congress on Tehran's nuclear programme as "boring and repetitive, the state news agency IRNA said.

    In his address, Netanyahu warned U.S. President Barack Obama against negotiating a nuclear...

  • Congressman Sherman’s reaction to Netanyahu speech

    7 hours ago

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a selected member of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s escort Committee, released the following statement after Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech to a joint meeting of...

  • Rabbi Mark Borovitz statement: ‘Netanyahu does not speak for the Jewish people!’

    7 hours ago

    Los Angeles, Calif. – While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out his case against the nuclear deal with Iran, Rabbi Mark Borovitz of Beit T'Shuvah expressed disappointment regarding the timing of the speech and believes it was ultimately disrespectful to an ally.

  • U.S. Justice Department finds racial bias in Ferguson police practices

    7 hours ago

    The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday concluded that the Ferguson, Missouri police department routinely engages in racially biased practices, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the department's findings.

    The investigation into the police department began in...

  • Rep. Adam Schiff’s statement on Netanyahu’s speech

    7 hours ago

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:

    “This morning, Prime Minister Netanyahu laid out the concerns held by many Israelis about a possible agreement with...

  • Vegan Passover recipe: Baked stuffed zucchini

    7 hours ago

    Baked Stuffed Zucchini


    Adapted from http://euler.ecs.umass.edu/pass-veg/#Zucchini

    • 2 zucchinis, cut in half lengthwise
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 4 Tbsp. tomato sauce
    • 1/2 tsp. parsley
    • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    • 2 Tbsp. matzo meal


    Scoop the pulp...

  • Vegan Passover recipe: Eggplant casserole

    8 hours ago

    Eggplant Casserole


    Adapted from No Cholesterol Passover Recipes by Debra Wasserman and Charles Stahler and provided by The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG.org)

    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 3 Tbsp. oil (or a mixture of oil and water to reduce fat)
    • 1 medium eggplant,...
  • Vegan Passover recipe: Sweet potato kugel

    8 hours ago

    Sweet Potato Kugel


    Adapted from No Cholesterol Passover Recipes by Debra Wasserman and Charles Stahler and provided by The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG.org)

    • 6 small sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
    • 3 apples, peeled and grated
    • 1 cup raisins
    • 1 cup matzo meal
    • 2 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
    • 1 cup fruit juice or water


    Mix all the ingredients together. Press into a baking dish and bake at 375ºF until crisp on top, about 45 minutes.

    Makes 12 servings

  • Vegan Passover recipe: Aunt Charlotte’s carrot tzimmes

    8 hours ago

    Aunt Charlotte’s Carrot Tzimmes


    For the Carrots:

    • 1 lb. baby carrots or chopped or sliced large carrots
    • 1/4 cup sugar


    For the Pudding:

    • 1/2 cup matzo cake meal
    • 1/8 tsp. pepper
    • 1 tsp. paprika
    • 1/4 heaping tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. sugar
    • 1 small...
  • Netanyahu speech to Congress full text

    8 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a controversial speech before a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday where he urged the U.S. not to agree with Iran on a nuclear deal and compared Tehran to the Islamic State militant group. Netanyahu said a potential...

  • Vegan Passover recipe: Creamy pesto quinoa

    9 hours ago

    Creamy Pesto Quinoa

    *recipe can easily be doubled

    • 1/3 cup pine nuts, walnuts, or a combination of both, toasted
    • 3 medium-sized cloves garlic
    • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
    • 3/4 tsp. salt, or to taste
    • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1/3 cup...
  • Portugal open to citizenship applications by descendants of Sephardic Jews

    9 hours ago

    The government of Portugal published its procedure for handling applications for citizenship based on the country’s law of return for descendants of Sephardic Jews.

    The new procedure, effective as of Sunday, is based on legislation passed in 2013 entitling the descendants of...

  • Israeli rabbinic, legal groups partner for prenup in bid to prevent agunot

    9 hours ago

    A Religious Zionist rabbinic organization in Israel has launched a new prenuptial agreement to help ensure that divorcing wives will receive a religious divorce, or get.

    Tzohar, along with the Israel Bar Association, introduced the agreement on Sunday that encourages a husband...

  • Activist Yehuda Glick can pray at Temple Mount, Jerusalem court rules

    9 hours ago

    Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick was wrongfully prohibited from visiting the Temple Mount for two years, an Israeli court found.

    The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court in a decision announced Monday ordered the state to pay Glick about $126,000 in damages, as well as legal costs.

  • For Russia’s Jews, Nemtsov murder is reminder of their vulnerability

    9 hours ago

    During the past two years, Dima Zicer has skipped several political rallies opposing the chauvinistic policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    A Jewish scholar of education from St. Petersburg, Zicer, 55, has limited hope for change in a country that is ranked 148th in the...

  • Hillary Clinton used private e-mail for government business at State Dept.

    9 hours ago

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws by using a personal email account for all of her work messages, the New York Times reported on Monday.

    The newspaper said the likely Democratic presidential candidate conducted all her official...

  • Israel will stand and 11 other comments on the speech

    By Shmuel Rosner

    9 hours ago

    1. The one liner

    “Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.”

    A sad, sobering, frightening statement. I wonder if most Israelis agree with Netanyahu. I wonder if many of them are going to spend the night thinking about its chilling meaning.

     2. The speech

    It was...

  • Iran calls Obama’s 10-year nuclear demand ‘unacceptable’

    9 hours ago

    Iran rejected on Tuesday as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported.

    Iran laid out the position as the U.S. and...

  • Netanyahu warns U.S. against Iran nuclear deal

    10 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday against agreeing to a nuclear deal with Iran and working with a country "deeply rooted in militant Islam," saying Tehran "will always be an enemy of America."

    "If the deal now being negotiated is...

  • Khojaly: Fighting for justice for innocent victims of a massacre

    10 hours ago

    On January 28, addressing the United Nations General Assembly on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Reuven Rivlin of Israel said: “On this day we must ask ourselves honestly, is our struggle, the struggle of this Assembly, against genocide,...

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